Free markets and kerosene did NOT rescue whales. It was another (subsidized) petroleum product
The Economist on Democracy (must read) and some insight into China's challenge of moving from high growth to a sustainable middle class country
Frequency (XKCD awesome)
Coyote worries (rightly) that California will use carbon tax revenues for boondoggles. Refund the money to the people!
A buyer's guide for bikes
Rolling Stone on marijuana legalization: CO is doing it right. WA may fail. Related: How the dinosaurs REALLY went extinct (stoner humor)